The Story Of Apollo 11 And The First Men On The Moon: The Moon Landing For Kids - Freeschool
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We copy on the ground. You got a bunch of guys Armstrong is on the moon little lamb out, 38 year, old American standing on the surface of the Moon on this July 20th, 1969 at 104 man, Fabiola zone like much of the high desert of the United States different. But it's, very pretty under beautiful view. Hey, that's. Happened Hank over some flight out of here, except this interpolation guidance recommendation. There are things, and you're cleared for takeoff camera.
Number one, you very quiet, right? You Apollo. 11 is haunted over you, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal. Before this decade is out of landing, a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. The flight of Apollo. 11 was the culmination of many years of planning working building and testing thousands of.
People had contributed toward this day of accomplishment, the great Saturn 5 rocket and the complex Apollo spacecraft had been assembled together and moved to the launch pad, the equipment and techniques and personnel had been proved in earlier missions. And now they were ready. The astronauts chosen for this mission had flown it many times in ground-based simulators. They had all been in space before they had trained carefully and well. And now they too were ready astronaut. Michael Collins would.
Pilot, the Apollo command module, astronaut, Edwin, Aldrin, jr. would pilot the lunar module and astronaut, Neil Armstrong would serve as mission. Commander Armstrong would be the first man to step upon the moon. Six, five, four, three, two one, zero all engine. Running liftoff. We have a liftoff 32 minutes past the hour liftoff on Apollo 11 three hours later, the Apollo command module, moves forward to extract the lunar module from the third stage of the launch vehicle. Both are moving at more than 17,000 miles.
An hour docked together, they will sail a quarter million miles across the sea of space and into orbit around the Earth's nearest neighbor during the three-day journey to the moon. The astronauts kept busy checklists navigation and observation, housekeeping. They must work in a weightless environment, keeping their spacecraft and themselves in good condition. Data must be collected, and reported experiments must be performed, including photography, both inside and outside the spacecraft because of the. Film speed these actions appear faster than they actually were July, 19, Apollo, 11 slows down and goes into orbit around the moon, the bright blue planet of Earth now, lies 238,000 miles beyond the lunar horizon, astronauts, Armstrong and Aldrin. Now in the lunar module, separate from the command module, astronaut, Collins remains behind preparation for the lunar module descent to the moon.
Now begins the command module assumes the new name Columbia. The lunar module will be called the Eagle. The four. Landing pads of the lunar module are fully extended and locked in place. The Eagle is poised and prepared for its descent to the lunar surface, the moon landing craft rocket engine fires to slow it down and to place it on the pathway to the landing site in the Sea of Tranquility.
There is tension and caution as the eagle flies. Lower warning lights blink on as the computer tries to keep up with the demand for control data. But the status remains go 60 second Python down to a nap forward, or at putting. Feet down to a nap picking up some dust fall forward for forward dripped into the right little, I'm back, right? Okay. Engine. Stop.
We copy it down eagle and gaudy base. Here. The eagle has landed through the window of the Eagle Armstrong and Aldrin see what no human eyes have ever seen before their spacecraft casts a long shadow across the undisturbed dust of centuries. Seven hours after landing careful, preparations for later as sent were completed Armstrong opens the Eagle hatch and begins his. Climb down to the surface.
The first footsteps on this strange new world must be taken cautiously. The moon has only 1/6 the gravity of Earth, the nature of its surface was still unknown. Come now step off the LEM. Now, at once fall fifth to land fire once on the surface, Armstrong scoops up a small sample of lunar dust and rock precaution against the possibility of an emergency takeoff, according to plan astronaut, Aldrin now, descends from the Eagle he and his equipment would weigh 383 pounds on earth.
Here they weigh about 66 pounds for a brief moment. The first men on the moon stand and look at the stark lonely landscape around them, an experience which no one before them can share. But there is much to be done in the limited time, which they can stay on this airless cloudless satellite of Earth, this sheet of metal, foil traps and holds particles from the Sun, the so-called solar wind or barrage of solar energy, which constantly strikes the moon's surface. Results of this experiment will be taken. Back to earth to reveal new secrets to anxious scientists, an American flag is left behind on the moon together with medals, honoring American and Soviet space men who lost their lives in earlier space tests and a small disc carrying messages of goodwill from 73 nations on earth, a plaque on the lunar module reads here men from the planet, Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969 ad.
We came in peace for all mankind through a specially made television camera. Viewers in many nations on earth were. Able to watch the astronauts as they walked and worked on the moon, despite the bulky space suits and the backpacks containing oxygen temperature control and communications equipment. The Apollo 11 crew found, they could move easily about the surface because there is no wind or rain on the moon. These footprints will remain for centuries after 2 hours and 31 minutes. The first lunar explorers had completed their research on the moon, a night of rest in the lunar module, countdown preparations.
And they.We're ready to come home, July, 21st, the eagle and its two-man crew lifted off the moon perfectly and climbed slowly to rendezvous and dock with the mothership Columbia while Armstrong and Aldrin explored. The moon astronaut Collins had kept a long and lonely vigil in the Columbia. The approaching eagle was a welcome sight. Once again, the bright blue planet of Earth rises over the lunar horizon for those who had witnessed man's landing in the Sea of Tranquility, the moon would never again appear quiet. The same July 24 dawn in the Pacific apollo blazes across the heavens coming back to earth at 25,000 miles, an hour, President Richard Nixon, who had talked with the astronauts by telephone, while they were on the moon was waiting aboard.
The recovery carrier to welcome. The returning voyagers, the rock and soil samples brought back would be examined and analyzed by scientists in many lands. They would reveal new insights into the origin and the age and the composition of the moon and perhaps new.
Knowledge of the earth as well already experiments left on the moon were sending back revealing new information. The mission was successfully completed. The Eagle had landed the first men on the moon and Columbia had returned them safely to earth wherever man journeys tomorrow across the ocean of our universe. History will remind him that Apollo 11 was mankind's first encounter with a new world. You.